Celebrate the One Book Blitz — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory —
with a day-long celebration of chocolate for all ages!
10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Entry Rotunda: Pop-Up Book Sale. Sweet deals on pre-owned books from the Friends of the Blount County Public Library!
10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., Children’s Library: Family Storytime. Preschoolers and their families will enjoy a candy-themed party with Miss Chelsea and the sweet sounds of her ukulele. Music, story and crafts.
10:30 a.m. until noon, Main Gallery: The Chocolate Factory Assembly Line. Craft your own takeout box and dip special treats into chocolate, then pack them into your custom box to take home.
10:30 a.m. until noon, Dorothy Herron Room, Life-Size Candy Land “Board” Game. Can you navigate through the Molasses Swamp and the Peppermint Forest to get to Candy Castle and win? Join some costumed characters in a large-scale version of the classic board game.
Noon-12:30 p.m., Meeting Room Hallway, Pizza Lunch. Free with wristband.
12:30 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room, Movie Screening: Wreck-It Ralph. Rest off your sugar rush by watching Ralph and Vanellope win… Sugar Rush!
2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Dorothy Herron Rm., Teens Minute to Win It. Teens are invited to challenge themselves at a series of contests that challenge your skill, wits and daring. Candy is the theme of the day, but these challenges are anything but sweet.
All Day, throughout the library: Pick up a clue sheet in Information Services and search the library for chocolate trivia, history and fun facts. The first 25 winners will get a sweet prize from The Bookmark Cafe!
This chocolate extravaganza is sponsored by the Blount County Friends of the Library!